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Davao Oriental Province
is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati City and borders Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north.

BRIEF PROFILE
Capital: Mati
Land Area: 5,163.50 km.
Population: 104,904 (2010)
Cities: Mati
Number of Towns: 10

The Land______________________________

Davao Oriental is the easternmost province of the country with Pusan Point as the easternmost location. The Philippine Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, faces Davao Oriental to the east. Part of the province lies on an unnamed peninsula that encloses the Davao Gulf to the west.

A Brief History___________________________

In 1942, occupied by the Japanese Imperial forces in the province of Eastern Davao

In 1945, beginning the Battle of Davao from the combined forces of the British, Dutch and the Filipino troops of the 6th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 106th, 107th and 110th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was supported by the recognized Davaoeño guerrilla fighter units by the attack to the Japanese Imperial forces during the liberation in Eastern Davao until the end of the Second World War.

Economy________________________________

Davao Oriental is the copra (dried coconut meat) producer capital of the Philippines.

Getting There and Away_____________________

The province’s capital town, Mati, can be reached from Manila and Cebu by taking any of the daily scheduled airline flights to Davao City or regularly scheduled inter-island vessels that ply the Manila-Davao City or Cebu-Davao City routes.  From Davao City, Mati is accessible by a 25-minute chartered flight or via a 3-hour private car ride or a 4-hour public utility bus ride on fully concreted and/or asphalted highways.

Using Davao City as transit point, the province is readily accessible to the markets of BIMP-EAGA particularly North Sulawesi (Indonesia), Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei Darussalam as well as Singapore.

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